To focus on the many problems facing the world today that must be dealt with by future generations.
1 class period
The activity begins with students reading through a list of some of the many problems facing the world today, such as food shortages, limited natural resources, low literacy rates, pollution, human rights, etc. After they have read about the issues, class members answer several Thought Questions that require brief written answers and the use of critical thinking skills.
(4) The developing nations of the world face more problems than the developed countries. Do you think that the United States, Japan, the Soviet Union, Germany, and other developed countries should help the developing nations solve their problems? Explain your answer.
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